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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject:

Yeah, IT is a much more seasoned P/R operator than JC. Obviously JC's size makes him less of a mismatch, but he's been a godsend for someone like Zub.

What I like, in part, about the IT experiment is that our guys get to play off someone who is a somewhat high usage player. The hope IMO by this FO is we get 2 of them in PG/LBJ.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject:

Changed his number.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/971824678980300800
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject:

boxesofboxes wrote:
Changed his number.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/971824678980300800


Ya, this is not among the adjustments he needs to make...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject:

The Lebrons wrote:
boxesofboxes wrote:
Changed his number.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/971824678980300800


Ya, this is not among the adjustments he needs to make...


Maybe reduce 4th quarter heroics moments down from 7 to 3...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
The Lebrons wrote:
boxesofboxes wrote:
Changed his number.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/971824678980300800


Ya, this is not among the adjustments he needs to make...


Maybe reduce 4th quarter heroics moments down from 7 to 3...


Too much Kobe in him...he's fast forwarding Kobe's career.

Kobe: "#8 represented my first 10 years, but it's time for a change and #24 will represent my next chapter"
IT: "#7 represented my first 10 games, but it's time for a new chapter"
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject:

Weird. He should just work on playing better for us the last two minutes of the game. He played well up to that point though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject:

ZO loves to back off and let who he thinks is the closer do his job. Right now it's IT, usually it's BI.

The real positive is that ZO can learn a lot from IT, and for sure he's absorbing everything that IT is doing and will implement it into his game later on.

IT will help ZO immensely these last 20 games.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject:

Three as in three years $24M.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject:

changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject:

Devean George must be rolling in his grave
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject:

I've been rooting for IT but its pretty clear he's either a) not healthy or b) not the same player. He has moments where you are like "hell ya that was awesome" and then he'll run into 2 bigs and jump in the air to pass
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject:

kobe_luver wrote:
adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!


My bball brother...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
kobe_luver wrote:
adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!


My bball brother...


I'm your bball sister!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject:

kobe_luver wrote:
Sentient Meat wrote:
kobe_luver wrote:
adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!


My bball brother...


I'm your bball sister!!


Heh good to see some women on here!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
kobe_luver wrote:
Sentient Meat wrote:
kobe_luver wrote:
adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!


My bball brother...


I'm your bball sister!!




Heh good to see some women on here!


There are a few of us here.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject:

LakerRush wrote:
Three as in three years $24M.


I wish. That would be an amazing backup deal.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject:

Why change your number with 19 games left and chances are you are not coming back? Maybe he is willing to stay here long term for cheap or something.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:48 am    Post subject:

kobe_luver wrote:
adkindo wrote:
changing your number when there is 19 games left, and your likely not going to return the next season

Twitter comments were funny.....changed it to reflect how many buckets he makes per 15 attempts these days......thinking he is Kobe with 2 numbers....and then there is Sentient Meat fighting the simultaneous war on LG & Twitter!


He's not alone....I'm here fighting for IT too!!


I want IT to do well too.
And he's way better than JC ever was/is/will be
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:53 am    Post subject:

IT the last 5 games is giving us 19/7 off the bench in 28 MPG with only 2 TOVs

Whats down is his field goal percentage and three percentage.

However those are the kinds of things that can be helped and fixed with an entire off-season of strength training, and conditioning to get his legs back, two advantages he didn't have last off-season for obvious reasons.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
IT the last 5 games is giving us 19/7 off the bench in 28 MPG with only 2 TOVs

Whats down is his field goal percentage and three percentage.

However those are the kinds of things that can be helped and fixed with an entire off-season of strength training, and conditioning to get his legs back, two advantages he didn't have last off-season for obvious reasons.


This is what I have focused on. I am happy with IT. I actually feel more confident when he comes in off the bench now. Not that Clarkson was bad but IT just has more potential to blow up for us.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:40 am    Post subject:

Gotta consider that this spike in his playing, also happened after the all-star break where Thomas said he was going to be dedicating the entire break in the gym, getting to work on things like his conditioning and his strength which he hadn't really been able to do all season with his usual routine consistency.

It's no surprise that after that he's been playing much better and looked more like himself.

An entire off-season of that would get his legs underneath him, and I very much thing that even as he is right now he's a 19-20 ppg guy off the bench, it's just about getting that percentage up to his usual 44%.

I think Thomas after an off-season of work is a MUST re-sign for us. Given what he's shown us so far he's definitely of the talent. The question is if he's willing to play Super 6th man. That is the be all and end all with me tbh.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject:

we'll see what we've got when IT rounds into shape...the hip will be an important issue
I'm guessing he wants the max...question is where is that kind of money available ,,,surely not here
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject:

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The question is if he's willing to play Super 6th man. That is the be all and end all with me tbh.


And a guy who grinded his way to the top as a 5'9 NBA player, that's hard for him to give up. Don't think he's going to willingly let go of being a starter/star to Lonzo for the next 3-4 years. That's in his DNA and a reason why he got to his peak last year. He won't back down.
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